Lot 630Rare 1905 New Zealand rugby football book- titled...

Auction Date: 10/12/2014 at 10:30 am



Rare 1905 New Zealand rugby football book- titled “The Triumphant Tour of the New Zealand Footballers 1905” 1st ed 1906 by George H Dixon (manager of the team) complete with illustrations throughout and match reports – in the original cloth boards, some discolouration to pages, and speckle foxing and some dust stains, boards bowed and first 5 pages of advertisements missing hence overall (A/F). Note, this is a comprehensive account written by the team's manager, of the first tour of the New Zealand rugby team in the British Isles in 1905. The All Blacks startled British rugby with the strength and quality of their play and won every match, many by huge margins, until they were defeated by Wales in the final match of the tour.

Hammer Price: £150.00

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